Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Weekend Recap

This Easter long weekend initially we were going to make a wine & dine trip to NYC again, but since we are going to see the Smash "Bombshell" musical on Broadway in June and we had friends from out of town visiting, we decided that we would be tourists in our own city instead. The double-digit temperature and glorious sunshine on Friday was short-lived. These droopy tulips perfectly conveyed my feelings on the weekend weather - snowy and gloomy, really Spring?! 

After meeting our friends at our favourite Dim Sum hangout Lai Wah Heen, we went to catch the Douglas Coupland exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum. I can never get tired of photographing the spectacular ROM Michael Lee-Chin "Crystal".

Douglas Coupland popularized the term "Generation X". Some of his works are so intriguing that they can only be comprehended through your smart phone camera lens. 

The Light of the Desert, 900 carat Cerussite, at the ROM Earth's Treasures exhibition.

We also tried out a few new restaurants, such as the Luckee by Susur Lee. I am a big fan of Susur Lee, and his Luckee certainly lives up to his reputation. At Luckee, Susur Lee scales back his signature esoteric fusion in favour of good old-fashioned Chinese food. It's the upscale casual and comfort Chinese cuisine at its best. 

Every dish was like a food party in my mouth, so much texture, flavour and depth. This Shrimp Cheung Fun with crispy rice paper is a must-try.

This was Spicy Soy Bean Crumble Shrimp. The entree portion size was good for sharing; the food came fast and the service was excellent. We are going back to try their signature dishes  "Luckee Duck" (Peking Duck) and "Steamed Whole Sea Bass". I heard their "yum cha" is also very good. 

A staycation weekend wouldn't be perfect without hitting up a few antique joints. I added two sets of FBC teacup sets by Rosina Queen's. In case you haven't already noticed, I am at my "rose" phase of my china collection. 

How was your Easter long weekend?

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